In July, This American Life published a two-part series on the one thing no one talks about in public education—integration. The first episode covers the story of a school district in Normandy, Missouri (where Michael Brown attended a high school) that accidentally stumbled on an integration program, and the backlash it caused. The second episode focuses on a bold experiment for integration in Hartford, Connecticut where the district achieved diverse schools by focusing on the benefits of Magnet Schools and barely mentioning diversity at all.
We found the series incredibly inspiring. If you're thinking about coming to Camp Common Ground, we highly encourage you to listen.